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Natsume Yuujinchou 11

This is a light hearted episode of Natsume Yuujinchou. Just thought I should give you that warning if you haven’t watched it yet. I recommend treating it something like you would FUMOFFU, just something to have a bit of a laugh at

I suppose you could call this episode ‘Nyanko Fanservie’. Read on for some suggestive pictures of Nyanko

When you consider that Nyanko can take on practically any youkai he meets and then fails to catch a little bird you know theres something wrong with him

When you consider that Nyanko can take on practically any youkai he meets and then fails to catch a little bird you know theres something wrong with him

So Nyanko starts the episode drunk and falling down one of those sudden drops that usually appear in roadrunner and coyote but have also decided to show up in Natsume Yuujinchou several times. Down the cliff he meets this cute little girl, but then we change scene completely!

NO! My NyankoXNatsume Doujins are runined!

NO! My NyankoXNatsume Doujins are ruined!

Natsume can get angry on occasion and he finally has had enough of our oddly animated cat and kicks him out to join the many cyclopses on the youkai dole. Actually, do they call it the dole in other countries? I’ve never considered that before. For anyone else, the dole is that unemployment benefit thingy, which means my joke I started this paragraph with has been made un-funny with this explanation.

Obligatory Cyclops Shot!

Obligatory Cyclops Shot!

Yup, its the fellows from episode 3! They weren’t quite as funny this time round though. They basically just sat around and bitched about Nyanko.

Apparantly Nyanko can now summon lightning.

Apparently Nyanko can now summon lightning.

Nyanko is left wandering around the town so decides to give all the fans a favour by transforming back into his 3rd form…

YAY!!!! I swear I wish Nyanko stayed as her for the entire show. I’ve never been mad on talking animals anyway. Oh, and have you noticed how much she looks like Reiko? Do you think there’s a connection, hmmm? Either way here’s another picture of her

So Nyanko, disguised as Reiko…I should give her a name… Nyeiko? Yup, so I hereby dub the female form of Nyanko *drum roll* Nyeiko!

And one sentance later, Nyeiko has her first fanboys

And one sentence later, Nyeiko has her first fanboys

So Nyeiko meets up with Natsumes two friends and spends a day torturing them. They haven’t even been given names, they are basically just Dumb and Dumber. They just flop around helplessly while never been given names. They probably have tumultuous back stories and are parent are dead/divorced/aliens/leader-of-Britannia but I guess we’ll never know

This was them before their day with Nyeiko...

This was them before their day with Nyeiko...

...and this is them after

...and this is them after

Nyanko is getting a bit bored by now, but suddenly he gets attacked by a flying koala who says that since Nyanko is divorced and stuff, he can take his wife the book of friends, which Nyanko gets a bit pissed off about, especially when he scoffs at him for liking humans

The animation budget in this episode wasn't much because Nyanko is easy to animate so they used their money in dramatic wolf Nyanko poses!

The animation budget in this episode wasn't much because Nyanko is easy to animate so they used their money in dramatic wolf Nyanko poses!

So Nyanko heads back to Natsume only to discover he has been betrayed!!!

The Scandal of the Season

The Scandal of the Season

Poor old Nyanko goes off drinking, mumbles around with a bad hangover and then falls down a cliff and we are back to the start of the episode again with the cute little girl out on her picnic.

The little girl tries to protect the poor little neko from the rain and eventually falls asleep on him. Nyanko then goes into a little monologue about how humans ‘are weak yet they try protect others’. So he helps the little girl and plops her outside a police station and runs back to Natsume, who was out searching for him, for a rather corny but still very nice ending.

Impressions:

Don't you just know he was a wife beater in another life

Don't you just know he was a wife beater in another life

It felt a bit to me like the writers felt like if they took all the heavy stuff out of Natsume Yuujinchou it would turn out as a funny episode. While this is true to a certain extent, it wasn’t even the funniest episode yet, I’d say episode 3 was funnier. In most other shows this would simply considered as filler rubbish.

This was just me having some fun with photo shop. 4 Natsumes!

This was just me having some fun with photo shop. 4 Natsumes!

Actually it wasn’t bad, it was fun to see Nyeiko again and it showed that Natsume and Nyanko have developed a very strong bond between them now. What this really was was the calm before the last episodes, as the next episode preview included the words ‘Natsume will die’! So yup, simply look forward to the last few episodes

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One Comment

  1. lamelodiedelacroix
    Posted April 17, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    I’m about to finish watching this anime. It’s pretty good. Aniplex hasn’t failed me yet. :)

    Thanks for posting these cute pics of Nyanko sensei. I really love that big fat bossy glutton!

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